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ending the cults of personality in free software

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aseigo.blogspot: Free software has a history of creating and supporting cults of personality. Since it is a widespread human phenomenon, it is easy to understand how this happens. It is, however, unhelpful and destructive.

Reflecting on 14 years of free software

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ben-collins.blogspot: 14 years ago last month, I created my first PGP key to sign up to be a Debian developer. I recall what brought me to that place. I had been trying to improve my skill-set for my resume and wanted to learn to program.

AMD dismisses numerous open source developers

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h-online.com: As part of a process to reduce its staff by 15 per cent, AMD has closed the Dresden, Germany-based Operating System Research Center (OSRC) and dismissed the centre's employees.

What Does Disney Buying Star Wars Have To Do With Open Source?

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networkworld.com: So what does the fact that the House of Mouse now owns a story from a long time ago in a galaxy far away mean for open source? In truth, probably not much at this time, but as a geek, how can you not be interested in this story?

Why did the U.S. government sell out against Open Source?

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networkworld.com: The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) just announced that they have replaced over 17,000 Blackberry phones with Apple's iPhones. While I can understand the reasoning behind replacing the BlackBerry phones, I don't quite get the logic on going to another closed system like Apple's iOS. It seems that the ICE did not want Android because of its open nature.

Raspberry Pi graphics code is now open source

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liliputing.com: The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released the source code for the graphics core of the mini-computer’s Broadcom BCM2835. That makes the Raspberry Pi the first ARM-based system-on-a-chip computer with vendor-provided open source drivers.

Red Hat says customers don't care about open source software

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theinquirer.net: LINUX VENDOR Red Hat knows that most of its customers do not care whether their operating system software is open source but instead simply look for the best bang for the buck.

Open Source Takes Center Stage, Decades Later

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wired.com: It may come as a surprise to today’s digital natives, but the concept of open systems dates back to the late 1960s and early 1970s, where the first steps were taken to link different computer systems together across communications networks.

5 key forces driving open source today

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infoworld.com: From the rise of foundations to emerging revenue models, the open source movement is primed for even greater impact on tomorrow's technologies

Open source computing started with the bicycle

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computerweekly.com: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst used his company's Boston user summit this June to explain the core concept behind open source innovation and Computer Weekly reported on the former Delta Airlines chief's comments at that time.

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